Imprint
Imprint Im*print", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imptrinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imprinting}.] [OE. emprenten, F. empreint, p. p. of empreindre to imprint, fr. L. imprimere to impres, imprint. See 1st {In-}, {Print}, and cf. {Impress}.] 1. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp. [1913 Webster]

And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something). [1913 Webster]

Nature imprints upon whate'er we see, That has a heart and life in it, ``Be free.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress. [1913 Webster]

Ideas of those two different things distinctly imprinted on his mind. --Locke.

4. (Ethology) To create or acquire (a behavioral pattern) by the process of {imprinting}. [PJC]


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  • imprint — [im print′; ] for n. [ im′print΄] vt. [ME emprenten < OFr empreinter < empreinte, an imprint < pp. of empreindre < L imprimere < in , on + premere, to PRESS1] 1. to mark by or as by pressing or stamping; impress [to imprint a paper …   English World dictionary

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  • imprint — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. empreinter, from empreinte, noun use of fem. pp. of eimpreindre to impress, imprint, from V.L. *impremere, from L. imprimere to impress, imprint (see IMPRESS (Cf. impress)). As a noun from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • imprint — n print, impression, impress, stamp …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • imprint — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second syllable as a verb …   Modern English usage

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